Le Noël des campeurs
Have you ever heard of le Noël des campeurs, or Camper’s Christmas?
This Quebec tradition traces back to many years ago when it was hard for big families to get together in the winter to celebrate Christmas, mostly because of the bad weather and the lack of space to lodge everyone.
Some families decided to celebrate Christmas in the summer, outdoors, and campsites became the best place to do so.
Since the 1960s, campgrounds have been celebrating le Noël des campeurs around July 25. For the occasion, campsites are decorated with lights, garlands, ornaments, and even artificial snow. Depending on the campground, there can also be a parade, a visit from Santa, fireworks, and various activities.
I remember this as one of my favourite childhood camping memories. Seeing the lights on all the trailers and campsites was magical! (I don’t remember Santa or anything else… the lights were enough!)
So, why am I bringing this up today?
Owning a business means thinking about many things ahead of time.
And this year, it means bringing up Christmas in July!
(Trust me, I don’t understand why winter clothes and Christmas decorations pop up so early at Costco… Can we enjoy the heat a little longer?!)
All this to say that I need your kids’ help this summer!
A Holiday card contest for kids
I want children to get involved in the design of my Holiday cards, and I need to give myself enough time for this to happen.
So, get your kids to the crafting table and ask them to come up with an idea for the cover of my Holiday card.
- It doesn’t have to be Christmassy.
- It can be about anything that makes them think of the Holiday season.
- A simple drawing will do—please no complicated scenes!
- Kids of any age can participate.
I’ll pick a winning drawing and adapt it to my own style to fit with the Marie-Pierre Photography brand.
Your kids have until August 25 to send me their drawing by email. Please include their name, age, and place of residence in the message.
And tell them to have fun doing it!
I'm Marie-Pierre, an easygoing mother of two and a documentary family photographer. I believe we can all learn and grow from other people's experiences. Real life stories help us relate to each other, open our minds and feel better about ourselves.
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